June 2, 1988 |
This weekend is the final frame for the Thunderbird Lanes bowling alley in Jenkintown. But before the last strike is bowled at the 27-year-old bowling alley, the owners of the Thunderbird and the personal-care facility that will replace it are going to be raising money for charity. A bowl-a-thon, co-sponsored by the Thunderbird and Summersgate, the 64-room care facility that will be built in its place, will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. "It's a chance for us to give something back to the community," said Norman Brumberg, who has owned and operated the Thunderbird Lanes in Jenkintown since it opened.
August 9, 2015 |
ST. MONICA Church "is a typical Catholic parish," its pastor says, part of the fabric weaving together the community of Girard Estates and beyond. If "typical" means that other parishes operate their own 12-lane bowling alley, then, yes, St. Monica is very typical. In addition to the iconic South Philly bowling alley and a top-notch K-8 school, St. Monica is known for its outreach to shut-in seniors and its engagement with generations of families. Oh, and don't forget the must-see weddings held nearly every week inside its majestic upper church.
August 20, 1986 |
Two Stratford businessmen could become the owners of a borough street if the Stratford Borough Council approves a proposal introduced by Councilwoman Anne Griffin last week. Under the recommendation, the council would relinquish ownership of Wellington Avenue, a 175-foot road intersecting the White Horse Pike, and would divide ownership between the La Martiniqui bowling alley and Tomkinson's service station. The proposal, made at a meeting Aug. 12, would turn the road into a private-access and parking area that would be maintained by the two businesses.
February 22, 1995 |
A proposal to build an 80-lane, 80,500-square-foot bowling center in the township appears to have landed in the gutter. The Township Commissioners on Monday night balked at developer John W. Harper's proposal, saying his plan to build an access road through a public park was unacceptable. Their discouraging words came after Harper's detailed explanation of the project, which he said would create the largest bowling alley on the East Coast. Besides bowling, Harper said he would like to create an "entire family entertainment center," including a restaurant, video arcade, meeting rooms, children's play area and party rooms.
October 4, 1991
IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER Top Ten Biosphere Rules from "The Chronicle with Roy Bragg," Houston: 10. Only biodegradable aerosol cans can be burned in daily trash fire. 9. No loud music or dancing because it bothers the tenants in the biosphere downstairs. 8. Suspicious behavior in the barnyard won't be tolerated. 7. Biospherans can't press naked butts against glass walls. 6. No sharp objects allowed near the Bio-Still. 5. No experimenting on the old guy. 4. Breakfast at 8, lunch at 12, supper at 6, and at 9, it's Miller Time.
November 26, 1987 |
Great news, real estate fans. You now have a chance to become the proud owner of 2.8 acres of exclusive Caln Township property, situated along the north side of Lincoln Highway. More exciting, the land contains a building that's a do-it-yourselfer's dream: a burned-out bowling alley. Yes, you guessed it. It's Ingleside Lanes, the bowlers' haven you saw on television and in the newspaper when most of it burned to the ground. The Chester County Sheriff's Office is holding this special, one-time-only sale on Dec. 18 at the courthouse.
February 26, 2002 |
Name: Who Knew? Estate. Where: Alexandria Township, N.J., about 30 miles northwest of Trenton. Rooms: 40. Square feet: 30,000. Acres: 65. Acquired: Land purchased for $225,000 in 1995. Construction: Built by Williams and his father, E.J. Assessed value: Approximiately $3.7 million. Amenities: Bowling alley, movie theater, go-kart track, par-3 golf hole, horse stable, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball court and a gym. Memories: Two rooms are shrines dedicated to his two sisters who died of AIDS.
March 12, 2007 |
A man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after police said he threatened troubled Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones with a knife at a Franklin, Tenn., bowling alley Friday night. Franklin Police Detective Stephanie Cisco told the Tennessean newspaper that Jones was bowling at the Franklin Family Entertainment Center when Clayton Smith, 33, instigated the confrontation, brandishing a small pocket knife. Smith "threatened to beat up Mr. Jones and to use the knife on him," Cisco said.
May 27, 1990 |
One firefighter was hospitalized and a former Beverly City bowling alley was destroyed yesterday morning by a three-alarm fire that police said forced the evacuation of about 20 neighbors. The cause of the fire, discovered at 9:23 a.m. by an off-duty firefighter, was under investigation by the Burlington County fire marshal. Sean Rahilly, 19, of Edgewater Park, was admitted to Zurbrugg Hospital in Riverside in stable condition suffering from smoke inhalation, a hospital official said.
August 29, 1991 |
The script called for hoods, so Jim Hanna went into the bowling-alley bathroom, slicked back his hair with water, and came out looking like a hood. It was, he hoped, a look made for the movies. Hanna headed over to Carol Ness, owner of Central Casting, a Baltimore- and Washington-based casting company that is rounding up extras for a film titled That Night. The film is an independent production to be distributed by Warner Brothers and scheduled for release sometime next year.